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This JMB disciple bought a Glock 36.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by stoneypete, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. stoneypete

    stoneypete

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    This is my first post. I never thought I'd see the day I'd even lurk here, let alone seek info and actually post. I've been shooting for the better part of 30 years. 1911's have been my passion and I always thought Glocks were ugly. Then I saw my first G36. I don't know what it was other than lust at first sight.:wow:

    I finally aquired one and then I got nervous at all the FTE and stove pipe jams I read here. My first day out with the G36 I had 48 failure to extract.:steamed: Not happy.

    Then I started reading more and thought it may be my reloads. I load them down on purpose. So it's off to Walmart today and I pick up some WWB. I also had some R&P ball at home and some Winchester JHP.

    Not a single jam today. Pistol runs like the champ I'd hoped to it would. At the 25 foot distance I put all the rounds fired into a 4" circle.:embarassed:

    After a few more "confidence building" trips to the range, I will start to carry this pistol. It will be nice to not have a hammer or beavertail digging into my fat.:whistling:

    There will ALWAYS be a 1911 in my stable as that design is my first love. However unlike a spousal relationship, firearms don't get jealous when you leave them behind and take the "mistress" out to play.

    Thank you Glock Talk for the info you have shared.
     
  2. Scott30

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    Glad things ran good for you with good ammo. Leave the sissy loaded rounds for the 1911.
     

  3. KevinFACE

    KevinFACE

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    You sir have just solidified my decision to pick up a 36
     
  4. The Habit

    The Habit كافر

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    Welcome. I love 1911s; easily my favorite handgun platform of all time. I have several 1911s in the safe and absolutely love them.

    I carry a G36.
     
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    I to am a 1911 fan, I bought a XD 45 and owned it for about a yr and sold it, About 2weeks ago i bought a G36 and have really taken a liking to it, The trigger is taking some getting used too, but i have had zero problems with this weapon. I'm gonna leave it stock,I've heard thats where people start to have problems with stovepipes and such. happy G36 owner and looking to add another to the stable (G21) i'm a sucker for the 45 rd.
     
  6. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    Welcome aboard brother!!!
     
  7. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    I also like and own 1911s and have a 36 as well. Congrats on the 36.
     
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    Welcome and congrats, my G36 is my fav summer carry gun loaded w/230gr. Golden Saber.
     
  9. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    If JMB had still been around they would probably be called Brownings instead of Glocks. He was always ahead of his time!
     
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    Congrats on your new G36. The G36 does like a hotter round(mine does) 48 fte is a lot, but it is obviously because of your reloads. Put 150-200rounds of quality range ammo and a couple boxes of carry ammo through her, and you will be Good-To-Go.
     
  11. paul45

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    stoneypete.....do your sissy handloads screw up function in your 1911s as well??!! :rofl:

    Sorry....couldn't help myself....Congrats on the 36. :supergrin:
     
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    Atlas transmogrifier

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    I like my G36 so much that I got a 2nd.
    Would never part with them.

    I have a 1911, and a Springfield Compact "Officer's Model".
    Love 'em. The Compact jams 50% of the time and I couldn't hit The Hulk from 4 feet with it, but it's cute as hell.

    The full-size Springfield is perfect but it hasn't seen daylight in a long time.
    I'll never part with it either, but if I knew I were going in harm's way, it'd be the G36 every time.
     
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  13. stoneypete

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    1st post and I'm already being picked on. I feel at home.:supergrin:

    Nope. But my "sissy handloads" can make a 5 shot one hole group the size of a half dollar.:cool: (That is as long the the nut [me] pulling the trigger does his job.)

    That is the beauty of handloading. One can customize the ammo to it's intended purpose. When the intended purpose is punching a hole in paper, there is no need to load it up.

    I will work up some loads that will function in the G36. I'll never carry handloads, but I can't afford to practice with factory.
     
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    Congrats on your new G36 and:welcome:!
     
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    Is the 36 backstrap the same length as the 26/27?

    Thanks
     
  16. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    I've heard it a hundred times on here. " A 1911 is what you show your friends. A Glock is what you show your enemies". :supergrin:

    I like my G36 too.
     
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    Nope, slightly longer than the G27.
     
  18. MinervaDoe

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    Like you, I've been shooting for a while (45 years). I've got two well worn 1911's, but in the 90's, I got the Glock bug and now I own four of them. :whistling:
    Since my most accurate .45 load uses a maximum charge of Unique, I've never had a simi;ar jamming problem with my Glock 21 (but I did have a stovepipe once about fifteen years ago).
     
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    Glock flavored Kool Aid is pretty good eh? :supergrin:
     
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    For me, the best day was when I shot my G36 with my first reloads and everything grouped.
    Chris
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